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Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 908028, tabled on 9 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to strengthen resilience against flooding.

Answered on

12 March 2015

Defra launched a £4million Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme in 2013 to understand local resilience better and to contribute to our policy making. The scheme will close in March 2015 and - following an evaluation – we intend to share the lessons learnt with local authorities and community organisations.

The Environment Agency’s local teams work on a daily basis with at-risk communities across the country to build resilience.

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